Meade LX85 8" f/5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
The Meade LX85 6” Reflector has a powerful combination of portability and versatility. At just f/5 this is an ideal choice for the wide-field astrophotographer and includes an 8x50 viewfinder with a crosshair reticle, and 9mm and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepieces.
The LX85 German Equatorial Mount’s vixen-style dovetail receiver is capable of supporting up to 33 lbs. of observing equipment, including an array of different optical tubes, while the sturdy build and low-cog servo motors ensure smooth tracking performance. In addition to handling slight load imbalances, this stable mount’s built-in integer gearing motor drive allows you to track through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC).
With the touch of a button, you will gain access to over 30,000 celestial objects and over four hours of educational content with the included AudioStar® hand controller and AudioStar®’s Astronomer Inside.
- AudioStar Controller- controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more!
- Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver- capable of supporting up to 33lbs of observing equipment and ensures smooth tracking performance.
- Built-in Integer Gearing Motor Drive- handles slight load imbalances with ease. Allows tracking through long exposures using the Smart Drive feature to record permanent periodic error correction (PPEC).
- Integrated Autoguider Port- readily connect your autoguider camera for an easy and straightforward astro-imaging experience.
Smart Drive, or permanent periodic error correction, permits a professional level of drive-trate precision. The significant value of the Smart Drive is immediately appreciated during long-exposure astrophotography, where the resultant lower periodic error of the system enables improved tracking while minimizing guide corrections"
|Aperture||200 mm (8")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||2" Nosepiece|
|Dawes Limit||0.58 arcseconds|
|Drive Type||Low Cog 12v DC Servo Motors|
|Focal Length||1000 mm|
|Head Design||German Equatorial|
|Instrument Capacity||33 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||816x|
|Mount Head Weight||10.8lbs|
|Power Consumption||12v 5a|
|Slew Speed||Slew Speed|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||34.1 lbs|
|Tripod Weight||12.4 lbs|
|Tube Weight||18.4 lbs|